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Landlord and Lettings Awards 2012 - And the winner is….

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Landlord and Lettings Award Logo Today and tomorrow we are exhibiting at the Landlord and Lettings Show in Coventry. We attend a lot of events but today is extra special, as we are delighted to be nominated as a finalist in the Landlord and Lettings Show Customer Service Award! We’ve got stiff competition, including the...

Posted by Ben Beadle, Head of Member Relations on 28 November 2012

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Striking Oil - Oil tanks and faulty gauges

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Mike Morgan In this month’s Adjudication Digest we looked at two recent cases concerning heating oil tanks and claims for refilling them at tenancy end.

Posted by Michael Morgan on 20 November 2012

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What a difference a day makes...

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In this month’s Adjudication Digest case, a landlord claimed £245.00 for expenses arising as a result of the tenants leaving the property a day late. The landlord provided invoices of £75.00 for a cancelled locksmith appointment and £179.60 for hotel costs for the incoming tenant. The departing tenants disputed responsibility for these costs but offered to...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 29 October 2012

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TDS Academy

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  You may have read in a report published by TDS earlier this year that landlords and agents have been winning a larger share of awards in deposit disputes every year since 2007. In 2011-12 a larger share of disputed deposits were awarded to agents/landlords than to tenants for the first time. (You can read the...

Posted by Ben Beadle, Head of Member Relations on 8 October 2012

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Deposit Protection on The One Show

If you watched BBC1’s The One Show last Thursday, you would have seen, in addition to Jackie Collins, a feature about an awareness campaign for tenancy deposit protection. Not quite as glamorous but much more important! (Take a look onBBC iPlayer[http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01n1t8n/The_One_Show_27_09_2012/ ]to watch the feature which is on shortly before the end of the show )

Posted by Ben Beadle on 1 October 2012

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Landlords’ evidence doesn’t wash in most cleaning cases

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Disagreements between landlords and tenants over cleaning appear in over half of the disputes handled by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. Yet despite being the most common cause of dispute, gathering good evidence for these cases remains a challenge for many landlords and agents.

Posted by Chris Kendall on 28 September 2012

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Is rent in advance a deposit? An update on Johnson vs Old

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  Mike Morgan Followers of Tessa Shepperson’s Landlord-Law Blog will have read her very useful article giving an update on the case of Johnson vs. Old, which has been the cause of some concern amongst landlords over the past few months. The case raised questions over what might constitute a tenancy deposit in the eyes of...

Posted by Michael Morgan, Head of Adjudication on 31 August 2012

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If in doubt claim everything...

*This month’s adjudication digest looks at a case where a landlord claimed the full deposit for a number of different items with differing levels of evidence to support the various claims. The adjudicator was faced with a complex combination of factors to consider in deciding responsibility.*

Posted by on 17 August 2012

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A real bug bear …

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* Each month we publish an Adjudication Digest to give you an insight into the kind of decisions adjudicators are faced with, and how you can be best prepared for deposit disputes. This month’s adjudication digest focuses on the somewhat sensitive issue of pest infestations; bedbugs in particular.*

Posted by Michael Morgan on 24 July 2012

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There's never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection

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There’s never been a more important time to take notice of deposit protection. Disputes over deposits at the end of a tenancy can be an ordeal for both landlords and tenants. Even if all contracts are in order and inventories logged, disagreements can arise. At best these can result in frosty exchanges between landlord and tenant,...

Posted by Emily Shipp, Shelter on 19 July 2012

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